NEWS & UPDATES
Project Status - July 2021
The UPVP committee ran into problems with easements at the Bridgeport and Drum intersection site and met with the University Place Parks Commission about moving the site to Cirque Park. They were very receptive and recommended approval to the UP City Council. The Council, at their June 7th meeting approved the move and offered to assist with limited funding if we can complete the project by Veterans Day 2021.
Our Secretary/designer is frantically updating the design and costs and contacting local vendors and contractors. A maile has been created to go out in the UP Refuse billing statements to solicit donations and sell more paver tiles. Start of construction officially began on August 23rd. Completion is subject to receiving the balance of funds or in-kind labor and material donations needed. We are happy to announce that Chambers Bay Construction from University Place has agreed to be the general contractor on the project. Use the information on the “Contact Us” page to contact us.
We still have our original sign at the old site and note the banner on top. The 30' flag pole installed at its temporary location will be removed and moved to the new site as construction proceeds. We may have all the members of the Committee carry the pole to it’s new and permanent home. Stay tuned!
As noted above, construction on the new University Place Veterans Plaza began on August 23rd and is planned to be completed in time to have our Dedication Ceremony on Veterans Day, November 11, 2021. Thank you for supporting this important addition to our city. If you have the opportunity, stop by the site in Cirque Park to watch the progress of construction.
Cash Donations: Many individuals from the community have made cash donations to the project. Their names and donation amounts are too numerous to note here. However, the UPVP committee wishes to express its sincere appreciation to all donors for donations of all amounts.
Donor Tiles: As with the cash donations, many members of our community, also too numerous to list here, have already submitted their donor tile order forms and accompanying payments. To date, over 120 donor tiles have been donated to the project.
THANK YOU for your very generous donations and support of this very important project. STAY TUNED for project updates!